running guides and books

Our goal is to help you achieve your goals and max out your running, whether you are a complete novice or an experienced amateur runner. Over the years the team at Mr Run has gathered extensive knowledge of all things running, and you can tap into that knowledge right here in these running guides and resources (also check out our articles on all things running). If you have any questions or suggestions on the type of resources you would like to see in the future, please drop us an email or post a comment under one of the blog articles.

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running articles

Here you will find a collection on articles on various running related topics. You can search by categories:

New runners – information, tips and advice for those new to running, including avoiding the newbies running mistakes

Common running injuries – what are they and how to avoid them (runner’s knee, anyone!)

Nutrition and eating for runners, including running hydration

Articles aimed at older runners and how to start and get the best out of your running in your forties, fifties and beyond

Running inspiration & motivation – avoiding excuses, dealing with boring runs, things to keep us running

Outdoor running – picking the right clothes, shoes and accessories for different types of terrain and weather

‘My story’ articles where authors reflect upon their personal running journeys, such as going from a 52 year ex-smoker couch potato to a super motivated ultra marathon runner

nutrition & hydration

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avoiding & healing running injuries

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Personal running journeys

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Advanced running

How I Built My Running Endurance And Became A Faster Runner

How I Built My Running Endurance And Became A Faster Runner

Running endurance was probably the last thing on my mind when I started running. Didn’t even know what that meant. I could probably only think of ‘basic survival’ because all I could do was 90 seconds of ‘running’ followed by a minute of gasping...

How I Achieved My First 10K Run After Completing Couch to 5k

How I Achieved My First 10K Run After Completing Couch to 5k

I started running by following the Couch to 5K program which took me 9 weeks to complete. After finishing the C25K plan I was able to run for 30 minutes three times per week. I knew that I achieved a milestone target and was aware of the importance...

Running gear & outdoor running

How I Plan My Runs – The Secret To Successful Running

How I Plan My Runs – The Secret To Successful Running

I read that professional marathon runners train twice daily, six days per week in general. They are the people who will run the marathon in 2.15hr and below. Their speed is simply insane and incomprehensible for amateur runners. They plan their...

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying Running Shoes

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying Running Shoes

Whenever you see a runner, you’ll spot some very simple gear. Shoes, shorts, top, maybe a watch, maybe a hat. Some have a few more bits carried along. Every part of a runner's gear has its purpose but not one of them is as important as the shoes....

running inspiration and motivation

15 Common Myths About Running Punctured

15 Common Myths About Running Punctured

Runners and non-runners alike are a very opinionated bunch when it comes to the topic of running. There are some well-known truths about running that ‘everyone knows’ and some are so ‘common’ that nothing can change them. New runners sit around the...

13 Types of Runners – Which One Are You?

13 Types of Runners – Which One Are You?

Running is basically very simple. One leg, then another, faster than walking. Easy. But if we look closer there will be certain categories of runners. Different running styles and types of runners. Some of us are happy to stick with our chosen type...

7 Great Benefits of Solo Running – Why I Prefer To Run Alone

7 Great Benefits of Solo Running – Why I Prefer To Run Alone

In the beginning I thought I should try and join a running club to learn more about running. Instead I started to run alone, and carried on my own. I simply got to like it that way from the start. It felt good and natural, I felt at ease. Running...

New runners

5 Beginner Runner’s Frustrations And How To Overcome Them

5 Beginner Runner’s Frustrations And How To Overcome Them

Once we have decided that running will be our way of getting fitter and healthier we start feeling positive and content. Next we shop around for shoes, clothes and some accessories, it’s part of the fun. The choice between running in the gym or...

9 Reasons Why People Quit Running And How Not To

9 Reasons Why People Quit Running And How Not To

Benefits of running, mental as well as physical, are well known and are the main reason why many take up running. From that starting point onwards we all take different journeys. Many will be happy to jog several times per week or maybe explore...

15 Frequent Running Questions Every New Runner May Ask

15 Frequent Running Questions Every New Runner May Ask

On the surface running is very simple. Basic equipment, simple movements, loads of benefits. And then we begin to discover one thing after another and, naturally, start asking questions. At times there could be plenty of them. Like a child facing a...

Older runners

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